Sometimes, the biggest statement a gal can make is lacquering her lips with a layer of unexpected color. Instead of sticking with your signature stand-by for your next night on the town, why not stir up some heat with an orange-colored pout?
According to Allure.com, this bright lipstick, most recently seen on The A-Team’s Jessica Biel, is “the easiest way to look ‘done’ and is fun for a summer night out.” And, thanks to a few insider tricks, mastering a bold-colored smile can be simple.
Before you apply the lip color, condition your lips with a coat of lip balm. Because vibrant colors can pick-up inconsistencies, such as cracked skin and dry flakes, a smooth canvas is paramount to creating the perfect orange pout.
Next, the website suggests using a pencil or stain to keep lip color from bleeding outside of the lines. As an added bonus, you may not have to worry about running to reapply your lip color throughout the night – as your lipstick wears away, you’ll still be left with a great base color from the liner and stain.
Finally, if you want to rock bright-colored lips, remember the cardinal rule of cosmetic application – keep the rest of your makeup minimal. An orange lip looks great when paired with a touch of bronzer and mascara, but could become clown-like when matched with a smoky eye.